Tough Pigs Anthology

December 2005

 

Santa Maybe

Ernie and Bert meet Sinterklaas

 

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On the Roof  (Op Het Dak)

 

Grover

 

Stop singing! Look, there is Pete! Pete, with another sack! What a surprise!

 

Ernie

 

(sing) What a surprise!

 

Sinterklaas

 

(sings along) Ooh la la la.

 

Bert

Quiet, Ernie, quiet. Welcome back to our room, Dear Holy Man.

 

Grover

 

Dear Holy Man? Where? I thought he was Saint Nicholas.

 

Bert

 

You can call him Dear Holy Man too. Right, Dear Holy Man?

 

Ernie

 

Or just Sinterklaas. Keeheehee.

 

Pete

 

Saint, we really have to be going. We have a lot more to do.

 

Grover

 

You can leave that sack here, Mr Pete. Just leave that sack here.

 

Bert

 

Grover.

 

Grover

 

Yes, Bert? What's the matter?

 

Bert

 

You can't say that.

 

Grover

Leave it here. The sack can stay here.

 

Ernie

 

Can I ask you something, Sinterklaas? They always say that you ride your white horse...

 

Bert

 

The "gray"...

 

Ernie

 

... over the rooftops. But...

 

Bert

 

Right... but, Sinterklaas...

 

Ernie

 

Let ME ask a question...

 

Bert

 

We want to sing a beautiful song for you. Fairly beautifully, Saint Nicholas. Dear Holy Man. Uhmmm...

 

Pete

 

Oh.

 

Grover

What are we going to sing?

 

Bert

 

Let's see, what are we going to sing. You have to sing too, Ernie. Let's sing something.

 

Ernie

 

But I only got a pencil.

 

Bert

 

That doesn't matter. You could still sing.

 

Grover

 

I got a ball.

 

Ernie

 

But I wanted to know... how's that possible? Riding a horse on the rooftops?

 

Sinterklaas

 

Uhm...

 

Grover

 

I do not know that either.

 

Bert

 

You can't ask that, Ernie...

 

 

 

 

Does Sinterklaas Know Much?  (Weet Sinterklaas Veel)

 

Ernie

 

I just want to ask Sinterklaas a question. That's allowed, right?

 

Sinterklaas

What did you want to ask, Ernie? Just ask.

 

Ernie

 

Well... Do you know much?

 

Sinterklaas

 

Uhm... No, Ernie. My memory is a sieve. I forget everything instantly.

 

Bert

 

But you know a lot about the children, right, Sinterklaas? The children in the Netherlands. You know a lot about them.

 

Grover

 

And about me?

 

Sinterklaas

 

Not much. Children think I know a lot about them, but I don't. I know more about their parents.

 

Ernie

 

Can I ask another question? I was wondering, are you allowed to put a box by the fireplace instead of your shoes? Because a shoe can't hold too much. A box would be handier.

 

Sinterklaas

 

No. You're allowed to do it, but I prefer putting things in a shoe to putting them into a box. I prefer shoes.

 

Ernie

 

And can I ask... why don't you know anything about children?

 

Sinterklaas

 

Well, I know more about parents. When parents have been naughty, I know that. I can hear all that. But I don't know much about children. I'm a friend to children. I only remember nice things about the children.

 

Bert

 

But Ernie can be naughty...

 

Ernie

 

Oh, yeah, and you ate that chocolate pigeon all by yourself!

 

Bert

 

Quiet, Ernie! Quiet!

 

Sinterklaas

 

What's the matter with that chocolate pigeon?

 

Ernie

 

Well, Bert had the chocolate pigeon...

 

Bert

 

... No!

 

Ernie

 

... and it was there for both of us, and he...

 

Bert

 

Shared it fairly. Right, Ernie?

 

Ernie

 

Fairly fairly.

 

Sinterklaas

 

Did Bert eat it alone?

 

Grover

 

Oooohh!

 

Ernie

 

Keeheehee.

 

Bert

 

Well, Sinterklaas...

 

Sinterklaas

 

Be honest.

 

Bert

 

I... I hadn't read the note yet. I had finished the pigeon, and then I read the note, about having to share it. I couldn't help it.

 

Sinterklaas

 

If you are friends, you have to share everything fairly. Even if you can't read that on a note.

 

Ernie

 

Do you share everything with Pete, Sinterklaas?

 

Sinterklaas

 

Not quite.

 

Pete

 

No. I wouldn't say that.

 

Sinterklaas

 

If I would share everything, the kids wouldn't get anything. I do give the Petes as much as possible. But there must be something left for the children.

 

 

 

 

Sing About Fun Things  (Zingen Van Leuke Dingen)

 

Sinterklaas

 

Good, what shall we do? Pete, shall we go? Shall we take that sack along, Pete, or...? What shall we do?

 

Grover

 

Let's sing something else! Let's sing something!

 

Bert

 

Yes, yes, yes! What shall we sing about?

 

Ernie

 

Bert, we're going to sing about fun things!

 

Grover

 

Oh, that is good. There are probably a lot of fun things in that sack, like chocolate letters or Christmas candy or electric trains...

 

Bert

 

And maybe a real pigeon loft...

 

Ernie

 

Let's sing about fun things

About rain, the sun and the moon

 

Bert

About pigeons and skating and jumping rope

About apples and pears and bananas

 

Ernie

 

About you and me, and a little dance

About coats and purses and tomatos

 

Bert

 

About cookies and booklets, a wasp and a bee

 

Ernie

Listen how well that goes...

 

Bert

 

There's a bell on my bike

You can't see in the dark

But then you're comfy in bed

 

Ernie

 

And when I'm sad

You won't hear me

Because I'll be playing my bugle

 

Bert

 

Curtains and chairs

 

Ernie

 

Or playing sjoel

 

Bert

Or reading, that's what I like 

 

Ernie

 

But wash your hands first

 

Bert

 

And brush your teeth

 

Ernie

 

And there's a rabbit walking outside

 

Ernie

 

Let's sing about fun things

About rain, the sun and the moon

 

Bert

About pigeons and skating and jumping rope

About apples and pears and bananas

 

Ernie

 

About you and me, and a little dance

About coats and purses and tomatos

 

Bert

 

About cookies and booklets, a wasp and a bee

 

Ernie

Listen how well that goes...

 

A ball and a box and a chicken and a cat

 

Bert

 

A vase, a cauliflower and a hat

 

Ernie

 

A tear in your pants and a jar of apple sauce

 

Bert

 

And a tissue in case you have to cry

 

Ernie

 

A bang

 

Bert

 

And a ball

 

Ernie

 

A balloon

 

Bert

And a barrel

 

Ernie

 

And a big blister on your foot

 

Bert

 

A boat sailing at sea

 

Ernie

 

Now you sing along

 

Bert

 

Because now you know how it goes

 

Ernie

 

Let's sing about fun things

About rain, the sun and the moon

 

Bert

About pigeons and skating and jumping rope

About apples and pears and bananas

 

Ernie

 

About you and me, and a little dance

About coats and purses and tomatos

 

Bert

 

About cookies and booklets, a wasp and a bee

 

Ernie

Listen how well that goes!

 

 

 

 

Goodbye Sinterklaas  (Sint En Piet Op Bezoek)

 

Sinterklaas

 

(applauds) Wonderful. Fantastic. Marvelous. Enormous.

 

Pete

 

(applauds) Pico bello. Now we have to go.

 

Ernie

 

But it's not over yet. There are many more fun things to sing about. A flower and a cookie, and...

 

Sinterklaas

 

But listen.

 

Bert

 

And Grover didn't sing along.

 

Ernie

 

You did, huh, kids at home?

 

Grover

 

No, but I was looking inside the sack while you were singing.

 

Bert

 

Grover!

 

Grover

 

What's the matter, Bert? There's a lot of...

 

Ernie

 

Quiet, Grover.

 

Sinterklaas

 

Bert and Ernie and Grover... We have to be going, because there's many more children waiting for us.

 

Pete

 

And that sack...

 

Bert

 

The sack can stay here, right?

 

Ernie

 

Keeheehee.

 

Grover

 

I know what is in there.

 

Ernie

 

Sssshhh.

 

Sinterklaas

 

That sack is full of surprises for you. Especially for you. You were very happy with a few small things, so that's why... who knows what kind of surprises are waiting inside this sack for you! Come on, Pete.

 

Ernie

 

Hooray!

 

Pete

 

But read the poems first. And now we have to go.

 

Sinterklaas

 

Yes, let's leave. Goodbye.

 

Grover

 

Bye, Sinterklaas!

 

Ernie

 

Bye, Sinterklaas!

 

Grover

 

Let's see what's inside that sack!

 

Ernie

 

Sinterklaas looked a little bit like Uncle Rudolph.

 

Grover

 

The presents! THE PRESENTS!

 

Ernie

 

But let's unwrap these presents now!

 

 

 

(While Bert, Ernie and Grover fuss over the presents, the canon music starts again. The album ends with the three of them singing "Saint and Pete visit us" once more.)

 

 

 

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